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Minecraft 20w13a
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Java Edition



Release date

March 25, 2020

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20w13a is the eighth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 25, 2020,[1] which adds the strider mob, lodestone and fixes some bugs.



Lodestone JE1 BE1.png Lodestone


Warped Fungus on a Stick JE1 BE1.png Warped fungus on a stick
Strider Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.png Spawn eggs


Strider.png Strider.png Strider


  • Added the logs_that_burn block and item tags.
    • Contains the dark_oak_logs, oak_logs, acacia_logs, birch_logs, jungle_logs, and spruce_logs block and item tags, respectively.
  • Added the non_flammable_wood block and item tags.
    • Contains crimson and warped stems, hyphae, planks, and other wood blocks, as well as stripped variants where applicable.
    • Items in the item tag cannot be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • Added the strider_warm_blocks block tag.
    • Contains lava.
    • Unless a strider is in a block in this tag, it will shiver.



Bee nests
  • Now appear yellow on maps.
  • Nether wood fences now connect to other wood fences.
Hyphae and stems
  • Now use the nether wood material.
    • Can no longer catch fire from lava.
Jigsaw block
  • Can have one of 12 orientations.
  • Added new property Joint type to describe if attached piece can be rotated (rollable) or not (aligned).
  • NBT field target_pool has been renamed to pool.
  • attachement_type has been split into name (on parent block) and target (on child block).
Nether gold ore
Nether planks, stairs, slabs, doors, buttons, trapdoors, pressure plates, and signs
  • Can no longer be used as fuel in furnaces, blast furnaces, or smokers.
Note block
  • Now plays the bass instrument when placed on blocks in the nether wood material.
Polished basalt
  • Can now be crafted from basalt in a 2x2 grid, similar to other polished blocks.
  • Can no longer be smelted.
  • Can now be crafted from basalt in a stonecutter.
Respawn anchors


  • Can now only be smelted from items in the logs_that_burn block tag.
    • This change will not affect gameplay, as the new tag only contains items charcoal could be smelted from.
  • Now points to the center of the spawn point block instead of its northwest corner.


  • Farmers can now use bone meal to make their crops grow faster.
  • Farmers will now put excess seeds in their composter.
  • Farmers share excess wheat to other farmers, so more farmers can make bread.
Zombified piglins
  • Texture has been tweaked.


  • Breeding striders can now be used to unlock "The Parrots and the Bats" advancement.
  • Items enchanted with Soul Speed are now slightly more common.
Creative inventory
  • Open water is now calculated differently. Each layer in the 5x4x5 area around the bobber must meet one and only one of the following criteria:
    • Have only water source blocks, waterlogged blocks without collision, or bubble columns.
    • Have only air or lily pads.
Recipe book
  • Charcoal now unlocks using the logs_that_burn item tag.
  • Added the respawn anchor to the dragon_immune block tag.
  • Changed the logs block and item tags to use the logs_that_burn, crimson_stems, and warped_stems block and item tags, respectively.


47 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-4641 – Third level of flowing lava will not create cobblestone when coming into contact with water.
  • MC-118080 – Bows without pulling predicate animate when other bows are pulled back.
  • MC-172307 – All loaded tileticks instantly run in the first tick after loading the chunk.
  • MC-173367 – Arrows are floating in midair after being pushed by piston.
  • MC-175171 – Fishing bobber can get stuck on a ledge when being reeled in.
From the 1.16 development versions
  • MC-171003 – Crimson and Warped stairs, planks and slabs can be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • MC-171286 – Warped fences and Crimson fences don’t connect with other fences.
  • MC-171484 – Shields, crossbows, bows, and fishing rods don’t show their proper animations in first-person mode after certain actions.
  • MC-171526en_us.json issue: weeping_vines and weeping_vines_plant have the same name.
  • MC-171830 – Smokers cannot be crafted using crimson or warped stems.
  • MC-172123 – Using a spawn egg on a mob without a baby variant spawns an adult mob of the same type without a weapon.
  • MC-172279 – Can’t craft campfire with nether stems or hyphae.
  • MC-173258 – Back of zombified piglin heads has very different texture/shading compared to the other sides.
  • MC-173791 – Mobs dismount vehicles only in front of the boat, even if there is danger ahead.
  • MC-174368 – Minecarts can no longer eject entities into an open trap door.
  • MC-174428 – Nylium can be bonemealed underwater with seagrass above it.
  • MC-174434 – Sugar Cane, Kelp and Bamboo are in the incorrect creative inventory tab.
  • MC-174481en_us.json issue: twisting_vines and twisting_vines_plant have the same name.
  • MC-174510 – Stems, Hyphae, and variants do not use the Nether Wood material.
  • MC-174537 – Zombie Pigman hooves are still visible on Zombified Piglin texture.
  • MC-174642 – Hitbox of twisting vine is incorrect.
  • MC-174731 – Modifying “soul.json” (inside of “particles” folder) causes crash.
  • MC-174787 – Arrow physics doesn’t work correctly when in a target that is moved.
  • MC-174823 – Sprinting and walking scoreboards don’t update properly.
  • MC-174988 – Bee nests are brown on maps.
From the previous development version
  • MC-175165 – Using glowstone on a respawn anchor doesn’t consume it.
  • MC-175174 – Respawn anchor is considered obstructed if all its sides are covered or air.
  • MC-175178 – Anchor uses up the glowstone charge even though it didn’t respawn you.
  • MC-175185 – No datafixer for item AttributeModifiers UUIDs.
  • MC-175191 – Respawn Anchor charging cannot be heard by other players.
  • MC-175193 – Using glowstone in the offhand does not charge respawn anchor.
  • MC-175199 – In snowy_medium_house_2, some blocks are still misrotated.
  • MC-175204 – Four misrotated blocks in snowy_masons_house_1.
  • MC-175208 – Incorrect grammar “Your have no home bed or respawn anchor, or it was obstructed.”.
  • MC-175209 – Dying in a different dimension than your respawn anchor will cause the anchor to not play the depletion sound.
  • MC-175210 – Respawn anchor uses a charge after leaving the end dimension through the end portal.
  • MC-175218 – Looking at a map of an area with spruce sign, jungle sign or dark oak sign in it crashes the game.
  • MC-175219 – Respawn Anchor plays the “Respawn Point set” sound when right-clicked even when its already your respawn point.
  • MC-175224 – Nether gold ore does not yield any experience when mined.
  • MC-175239 – Villagers are generated very rarely in villages.
  • MC-175278 – Fishing near lily pads prevents players from receiving treasure loot table.
  • MC-175289 – Respawn anchor isn’t in the #dragon_immune tag.
  • MC-175322 – Clicking on a fully charged respawn anchor with a glowstone block doesn’t activate it.
  • MC-175327 – The crafting recipe of Polished Basalt is inconsistent.
  • MC-175514 – Villager Gossips still use old UUID NBT format (TargetMost and TargetLeast).
  • MC-175827 – Entities not loading in structure blocks (duplicate UUID).
  • MC-175830 – F3 + I copies UUID.


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  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 20w13a" – Minecraft.net, March 25, 2020